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St. Peter's Catholic Church
108 E. St. Peter St.
New Iberia, LA 70560

(337) 369-3816

Prayer for Our Nation

The following is the Collect (Opening Prayer) from the Missal for the Mass on Independence Day in the United States. Let us pray for our Nation in these troubling times.

Father of nations and ages, we recall the day when our country claimed its place among the family of nations;
for what has been achieved we give you thanks, for the work that still remains we ask your help, and as you have called us from many peoples
to be one nations, grant that, under your providence, our country may share your blessings with all the peoples of the earth.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Prayer for Our Nation

Prayer for Hurricane Season

Prayer for Hurricane Season

O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its former quietude; you are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control. The Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster.

During this hurricane season, we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time. O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son in our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a storm-less eternity awaits us. Amen

Holy Father's Intention


Our Families - We pray that today’s families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance. 

The Life of Saint Peter: Fisherman, Apostle, Pope

The Life of St. Peter Summer Series

Presented by Deacon Seth Lemaire

Saint Peter was an ordinary man, just like all of us. He was a fisherman; something to which many of us can relate in South Louisiana! He was a man of faith, not perfect, but striving to do better, to understand more. He made mistakes, he asked forgiveness for his shortcomings, and he loved the Lord. And, as his name would suggest, the Lord named him to be “the rock” of the entire Catholic Church, our first leader, and our first shepherd.

Deacon Seth Lemaire All of us know Saint Peter in one way or another. Even Our |parish community is named under him as our patron! But how well do we know him? As members of this parish in particular, do we work toward a stronger devotion to this unique saint of the Church? Do we identify ourselves (as members of this |community) as individuals under his care, protection, and support?

In this Tuesday evening series throughout July, we will look deeper into the life of Saint Peter using the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. We will do this in three major aspects of his life: as a fisherman, as an apostle of Christ, and as the very first pope of the Church! In each of these, we invite you to spend some time reflecting on the life, personality, and characteristics of Saint Peter, to grow in your faith not only in devotion to him, but in your own apostolic zeal for the faith as a member of Saint Peter Catholic Church.

Please contact the office if you are interested in attending or have any questions/concerns. All are welcome to attend!

Congratulations Fr. Courville!

Fr. Randy Courville Fr. Courville’s appointment as Pastor of St. Nicholas in Lydia becomes effective Monday, July 6th. I would like to express my personal gratitude to Fr. Courville for the time that he spent as the Parochial Vicar of St. Peter Parish. Although most of his ministry was exercised at St. Nicholas over the past year, we were privileged to have him as part of the St. Peter Parish community. Fr. Courville will still be a familiar face here at St. Peter’s as he has graciously agreed to continue offering the Monday evening Mass in order for me to have a day off. He, together with Fr. LaVergne, will cover the Monday liturgies.

Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, we will not be able to have a reception for Fr. Couville to thank him for his time with us and properly congratulate him in being named Pastor of St. Nicholas. If parishioners would like to send him a note of thanks and congratulation or a gift, I am including his address at St. Nicholas.

Fr. Blanda

Fr. Randy Courville
St. Nicholas Church
7809 Weeks Island Road
Lydia, LA 70569


Coronavirus Prayer

Coronavirus PrayerJesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages "curing every disease and illness." At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience Your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages "curing every disease and illness." Come to our aid now, that we may experience your healing love. Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow. Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace. Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.

Be with doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth. Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.

Jesus Christ, heal us. Amen.